Students and their teacher, on a science-focused field trip at Jones Gap State Park.

Science

The science program covers the study of life, physical and earth sciences, in line with the South Carolina standards. Science is taught using a multi-sensory approach that incorporates both traditional academic instruction as well as numerous hands-on activities in the classroom. Students will engage in projects that explore the Big Ideas of Science through scientific inquiry. Instruction provides opportunities to demonstrate understanding through exploring, explaining and interpreting information.

The skills and processes learned in science will benefit students’ critical thinking skills to develop more abstract problem solving and creative decision-making approaches. Progress is monitored through completed projects, quizzes and unit tests as well as check-in sessions during instruction.

Social Studies

The philosophy of the social studies program is for students to build a knowledge and an appreciation of history and the world around them, while following the South Carolina standards.  The curriculum comes to life through project-based learning and multi-sensory activities such as role-playing, projects, field trips and visualization activities.

Students learn to collaborate and problem solve with peers to create a more meaningful learning context. Students work in whole and small group activities which allows them to synthesize abstract concepts and make better generalizations about the material. Progress is monitored through completed projects, quizzes and unit tests as well as check-in sessions during instruction.